We work tirelessly to help survivors get justice.
Virtual Site of Conscience Project
For three decades, the architects of crimes against humanity in Punjab have escaped accountability and justice. While families have searched for their disappeared loved ones and lived with lies and partial-truths, these architects have received awards and promotions from the Indian government. We believe that survivors of gross human rights violations cannot live as free and respected citizens of a country until impunity ends.
As part of its Virtual Site of Conscience, Ensaaf will create visualizations that will promote accountability and support prosecutions for crimes against humanity in Punjab. The visualizations will identify the commanding officials, as well as the number of individuals killed and disappeared by them and their subordinates.
This 30-minute film contains interviews with Khalra’s family, as well as archival footage of Khalra when he was investigating secret cremations and disappearances in Punjab.
“Ensaaf’s courageous work gives a voice to the disappeared and killed in Punjab, and proves that a few dedicated individuals can challenge powerful forces of impunity and hold them to account.”
Brad Adams, Asia Director at Human Rights Watch
“Ensaaf is doing today in Punjab, what others had given up: bringing hope to victims and challenging perpetrators through critical legal inputs.”
R.S. Bains, Punjab human rights attorney
“The impunity gap in India is nowhere more evident than in Punjab.”
Ensaaf & Human Rights Watch
“We simply want justice and we want those people to be punished.”
Father of victim of unlawful killing